ATLANTA -- John Smoltz is back -- and so is that pesky knot behind his shoulder.
Smoltz pitched five scoreless innings, Mark Teixeira hit a two-run homer and the Atlanta Braves beat Johan Santana and the New York Mets, 3-1, on Sunday to complete a two-game sweep of the rain-shortened series.
Santana (1-1) gave up only one run in seven innings, but Teixeira's eighth-inning drive against Aaron Heilman gave Atlanta a 3-0 lead.
Smoltz (1-0) was making his first start after opening the season on the disabled list because of tightness in the back of his right shoulder. He again felt a knot in the trapezius muscle and left the game after giving up only two hits and two walks.